Sheli Petersen Illustration

sheli@spetersen-art.com



Bio

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I love telling a story in pictures.

When I'm not drawing, teaching design and illustration, or attending art openings, I'm out riding my bike. The wildlife, light, and landscape I see along my routes inspire my art for timeless, historical, and contemporary tales.

Thanks for looking!


My clients include

   National Heritage Museum

   Highlights for Children

   Renaissance House

   Rigby

   McGraw-Hill



My books include

    Gigi and the Birthday Ring by Giselle Fernandez
         — Renaissance House

    Voladores by Patricia Petersen
         — McGraw-Hill

    Los Genios de la Montaña by Raquel Benatar
         —McGraw-Hill Interamericana

    Itza—The Boy Who Rode a Jaguar by Leonard Bernard
         —Laredo Publishing

    Magali—An Aztec Legend about Good Fortune by Patricia Petersen
         —Laredo Publishing


Fave kids books

    Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton

    Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

    Owl Moon by Jane Yolen and illustrated by John Schoenherr

    Smoky Night by Eve Bunting and illustrated by David Diaz


Fave grown-up books

    Middlemarch by George Eliot

    Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

    Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America
         by Roger Tory Peterson

    Popol Vuh